Mother Russia took her tally of Grade One wins to four, with a facile win in the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate. This race, which must rank as South Africa’s premier weight-for-age race over 1600m, was won in 2005 and 2006 by fellow Normandy-bred Winter Solstice.

Both Mother Russia and Winter Solstice are out of daughters of our wonderful mare Terpsichore. Our Investec Cape Derby winner, Bravura, is out of a half-sister to Winter Solstice.